Q: My parents left their six-figure jobs to enter the ministry when I was in high school. That was 10 years ago, and my mom still regularly asks me to share my money with them.
A $15,000 grant from Citizens Building & Loan (CBL) in Greer has helped purchase a new bus at Greer Community Ministries (GCM). The 2016 15-passenger Ford Starcraft Allstar is equipped with handrails and grab bars for easier access.
Q: I make $38,000 a year working in the trade show industry, and I’m about to start Baby Step 3. It took 14 months to pay off $8,000 in debt for Baby Step 2, so I’m wondering how long it should take to save up my three to six months of expenses. I’ve also not done a lot toward retirement. I’m 52, and I’m worried about that.
Bruster’s is back in Greer. An all-new shop serving Bruster’s famous premium, real ice cream is now open at 405 S. Buncombe Rd., across from the Honeywell plant. The new location replaces one that closed on Wade Hampton Blvd. in late 2015.
Q: My husband and I are retired, we both receive nice pensions, and we owe $46,000 on our home. This is our only debt. I’m 65, he is 82, and we have more than $800,000 in variable annuities, along with substantial cash in savings. We also have $200,000 combined in life insurance coverage.
The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce named Concrete Connection, Inc. its Small Business of the Quarter at June’s First Friday Luncheon last week.
Toyota of Greer unveiled the results of a $1.25 million renovation last Thursday, including: an expanded service area, a new customer lounge, a larger lot area and a new VIP entrance.
The Hiring Group, an Atlanta, Georgia based technical staffing firm, is opening an office in the heart of Greer.
Co-founders Chris Yarrow and Brooks Israel will operate the company’s second location.
The Citizens Building & Loan (CBL) charitable foundation recently awarded $8,000 to the Piedmont Women’s Center, a clinic providing free services and counseling to thousands of Upstate women each year.
Q: My mom and dad filed bankruptcy recently and are on a fixed income of $2,200 a month. They gave up their house, and my wife and I helped them find an apartment. We’re also trying to give them other help while they’re getting back on their feet.